1982 JLC Hudson Commenerative Locomotive and Tender

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1982 JLC Hudson Commenerative Locomotive and Tender
Posted by JamesDill on Saturday, February 09, 2019 6:18 PM

Have been looking at the the JLC Hudson 6-8210 and can't really find any descriptions of it or discussions about it. Is this locomotive a reissue of a previous hudson? Is it true scale or a "traditional 027" size or something in between. How is the "Sound of Steam" sound system? I saw a YouTube video of it running and it looks good but those early electronic sounds seem kind of primative.  Any thoughts?  Thanks, Jim

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Posted by lionelsoni on Monday, February 11, 2019 10:42 AM

It's a small Hudson.

Bob Nelson

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Monday, February 11, 2019 12:43 PM

JamesDill
...Is this locomotive a reissue of a previous hudson?

Yes, it is mechanically a reissue of the 2046/646 O-27/"O" Hudson using the same boiler casting and decor parts.

Rob

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Posted by JamesDill on Monday, February 11, 2019 1:29 PM

Thanks guys, I think for the right money a good example might be a good replacement for a 1966 scout loco for my brother's set from our childhood.

Regards, Jim

 

 

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Posted by 8ntruck on Monday, February 11, 2019 1:34 PM

The 'Sound of Steam' is a primitive system.  A known problem is the insulating pad under the circuit board in the tender deteriorates, which allows the bottom of the circuit board to short out on the tender frame, which causes the unit to fail.

You might want to take the body off of the tender andd check/replace that insulating pad.

I've got two of these and usually run them with the sound off.

Good luck.

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Posted by JamesDill on Monday, February 11, 2019 6:38 PM

Very good to know, thanks.

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 8:45 AM

Like Rob said it's a remake of a postwar engine and a good one. When SOS came out in the early 70s it wasn't much but finally a Lionel engine had some sound. The first step towards modern sound came in a scale 0-6-0. Boy was that great.

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